Participation in the festival

The festival will compliment the easy-going atmosphere in Calella, where choirs will be able to enjoy all advantages of a Spanish holiday resort. In addition mutual friendship concerts will take place in the streets and in the squares of the city and unite music lovers from all over the world. Festival choirs will also have the possibility to perform in front of an international jury and gain valuable artistic advice from a consultation. 

In addition to participating in all official events the festival entices choirs on excursions to fascinating sights. Most notably the trips to Barcelona and the monastery Montserrat will round off this exciting festival.

Non-Competitive Participation

  • Festival Participation
  • Evaluation Performance*
  • Friendship Concert**
  • Official Events***

Participation in the competition

All choirs have the possibility to participate in the different competition categories and to enrol for different categories according to their wishes. An international jury will judge the performances in compliance with the renowned MUSICA MUNDI evaluation system. Some of the competition categories will be held in the grand church Santa Maria del Pi which is located in the Gothic centre of Barcelona and has outstanding acoustics. Furthermore each choir is invited to participate in the friendship concerts which will take place in Calella. The organizers will ensure that a trip to Barcelona will be possible for each choir despite the choir’s performances in competitions.

Competitive Participation

  • Competition categories*
  • Festival Participation
  • Friendship Concert**
  • Official Events***

* Friendship Concert Performance included
** Regardless of the participation in any friendship concert all choirs are asked to participate in „Canta al mar – Calella sings“.
*** Opening concert not included